REYNOLDS, BERNARD ADAMS, 1811-1878

Attorney; journalist.  Born 1911, South Carolina.  Never married.  Education–graduated from Captain Alden Patridge’s Military School in New England; from Yale or Trinity College; read law and was admitted to the bar in South Carolina.  Moved to Mobile as a young man; wrote for the Mobile Tribune, including a regular column, “Mobile in Slices,” and his columns form the basis for his book Sketches of Mobile..  Served in the Confederate Army; captured at Fort Gaines and held as a prisoner of war at Ship Island.  Active in Mobile Theatre; wrote a play, ”Raphael or the Ambitious Painter,” produced in Mobile about 1850.  Died June 1, 1878.

 

Source:

Benjamin B. Williams, “Introduction” to Sketches of Mobile.

Publications:

Sketches of Mobile, from 1814 to the Present Time.  Mobile:  B.H.Richardson, 1868; reprinted Tipton Printing and Publishing Co., 1971.